The term civil disobedience was coined by henry david thoreau in his 1848 essay to describe his refusal to pay the state poll tax implemented by the american government to prosecute a war in mexico and to enforce the fugitive slave law. Hugo adam bedau, austin fletcher professor of philosophy at tufts university, has written widely on the topic of civil disobedience. The contributions include classic essays from rawls, raz and singer civil disobedience theory and practice, hugo adam bedau, 1969, civil disobedience, 282 pages. To get back to the founding principles, as articulated in the declaration of independence, zinn argues that we are going to need to go outside the law, to stop obeying the laws that demand killing or that allocate wealth the way it has been done, or. Pdf the ethics of civil disobedience undergraduate. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. The term civil disobedience was coined by henry david thoreau in his 1848 essay to. Civil disobedience in focus how can civil disobedience be defined and distinguished from revolution or lawful protest. Ebook disobedience libro electronico descargar pdf serie. By presenting classic and current philosophical reflections on the issues, this book presents all the basic materials needed for a philosophical assessment of. Civil disobedience stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. Governments show thus how successfully men can be imposed on, even impose on themselves, for their own advantage.
Pdf the ethics of civil disobedience undergraduate seminar. In citing the war, he was simply taking advantage of the fact that the war was a particularly unpopular one in the north. Animal activists, civil disobedience and global responses to transnational injustice. On the duty of civil disobedience, called civil disobedience for short, is an essay by american transcendentalist henry david thoreau that was first published in 1849. An assessment of both classical and current philosophical thought concerning the issue of civil disobedience.
Can nonviolent civil disobedience ever be effective. Civil disobedience, in civil disobedience in focus, hugo a. By presenting classic and current philosophical reflections on the issues, this book presents all the basic materials needed for a philosophical assessment of the nature and justification of civil disobedience. Classically, they violate the law they are protesting, such as segregation or draft laws, but sometimes they violate other laws which they find unobjectionable, such as trespass or. Civil disobedience in focus by hugo bedau goodreads. From historical texts like crito, thoreau, and mlkj, to contemporary works that challenge the common held notions of civil disobedience, bedau covers a nice range of texts. The standard approach when examining civil disobedience is. In it, thoreau argues that individuals should not permit governments to overrule or atrophy their consciences, and that they have a duty to avoid allowing such acquiescence to. Publication date 1969 topics government, resistance to publisher new york. This acclaimed book by hugo bedau is available at in several formats for your ereader.
Volume 58, issue 21, october 1961 american philosophical association eastern division symposium papers to be presented at the fiftyeighth annual meeting, atlantic city, n. Civil disobedience in focus philosophers in focus hugo. The issues surrounding civil disobedience have been discussed since at least 399 bc and, in the wake of such recent events as the protest at tiananmen square, are still of great relevance. Fletcher professor of philosophy, emeritus, at tufts university, and is best known for his work on capital punishment. Buy civil disobedience in focus philosophers in focus 1 by bedau, hugo adam isbn. First published 1991 by routledge 11 new fetter lane, london ec4p 4ee. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the civil disobedience, you will able to read or download in pdf or epub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of country. In making mortal choices, philosopher hugo bedau examines this case as well as two similar cases of hypothetical origin, generating a remarkably clear and accessible demonstration of philosophical reasoning in cases where it must be decided who ought to survive when not all can. Civil disobedience peter suber, philosophy department, earlham college. Hugo adam bedau september 23, 1926 august, 2012 was the austin b. By presenting classic and current philosophical reflections on the issues, this book presents all the basic mat. The ethics of civil disobedience undergraduate seminar syllabus. Current controversies, hugo adam bedau, one of our preeminent scholars on the subject, provides a comprehensive sourcebook on the death penalty, making the process of informed consideration not only possible but fascinating as well.
Drawing upon the essays of such contemporary thinkers as rawls, raz and singer, this text. Motto in civil disobedience, thoreau society bulletin, 67. Bedau, civil disobedience and personal responsibility for injustice, the monist, 54 1970, pp. Look up this entry topic at the internet philosophy ontology project inpho.
Civil disobedience in focus philosophers in focus kindle edition by bedau, hugo adam, bedau, hugo adam. Download full book in pdf, epub, mobi and all ebook format. The issues surrounding civil disobedience have been discussed since at least 399 bc and, in the wake of such recent events as the protest at tiananmen square, are still of great. Civil disobedience in focus philosophers in focus hugo adam bedau although the issue of civil disobedience has been discussed as early as 399 b. For an alternative definition, see joseph raz, the authority of law. Civil disobedience in focus, hugo adam bedau, jan 10, 2002, philosophy, 224 pages. By presenting classic and current philosophical reflections on the issues, this book presents all the. Hugo adam bedaus introduction sets out the issues and shows how the. He is a prominent spokesperson in the abolitionist movement and wellknown for his scholarship and writing concerning the death penalty and the challenge to separate logical arguments from moral arguments.
Full text views reflects the number of pdf downloads, pdfs sent to. The war with mexico was not declared until 1846, whereas thoreau had refused to pay his tax as early as 1843. This cited by count includes citations to the following articles in scholar. Civil disobedience in focus philosophers in focus routledge. Box 12 1 civil disobedience 2 civil rights 1 dissent 1 e2 02470 1. Civil disobedience in focus by hugo adam bedau book resume. Hugo adam bedau s introduction sets out the issues and shows how the various authors shed light on each aspect of them keywords no keywords specified fix it categories civil disobedience in social and political philosophy categorize this paper reprint years 2002, 2016 isbns. Classically, they violate the law they are protesting, such as segregation or draft laws, but sometimes they violate other laws which they find unobjectionable, such as trespass or traffic laws. Civil disobedience in focus isbn 9780415050555 pdf epub. Alternatively civil disobedience can include breaking other laws as a way of drawing attention to the perceived injustice, for example by damage to property, nonpayment of fines or taxes, obstruction of building work, and trespassing. This barcode number lets you verify that youre getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. Buy hugo adam bedau ebooks to read online or download in pdf or epub on your pc, tablet or mobile device. Thus arendt argues that civil disobedience is a necessarily nonviolent act 1973, 62, while hugo bedau stresses that the destruction of property, including acts of sabotage, does not.
The contributions include classic essays from rawls, raz and singer. Bedau civil disobedience in focus brandeis users home pages. Civil disobedience henry david thoreau against racism. Civil disobedience is a form of protest in which protestors deliberately violate a law. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Please see wikipedias template documentation for further citation fields that may be required. Bedau writes, there is a whole class of acts, undertaken in the name of civil disobedience, which, even if they were widely practiced, would in themselves constitute hardly more than a nuisance e. The standard approach when examining civil disobedience is to. Bedau, on civil disobedience, journal of philosophy, 5821 1961, 65361. This is a great edited volume for those interested in learning more about civil disobedience than the typical story one gets in high school.
Political obligation and civil disobedience, journal of philosophy. A read is counted each time someone views a publication summary such as the title, abstract, and list of authors, clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the fulltext. The issues surrounding civil disobedience have been discussed since at least 399 bc and, in the wake of such recent events as. Civil disobedience in focus philosophers in focus 1st edition. Civil rights and civil disobedience to the law harrison tweed, bernard g. Civil disobedience in focus edition 1 by hugo adam bedau. Civil disobedience in focus edited by hugo adam bedau london and new york. Drawing upon the essays of such contemporary thinkers as rawls, raz and singer, this text aims to provide the basic material required for debate on the nature of civil disorder. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. Hugo bedau defines civil disobedience as any act in violation of the law done with the intention of frustrating or changing the law, conducted. The concept of civil disobedience was introduced by david henry thoreau in 1849 by what he experienced in the fight against slavery system in usa. Search for library items search for lists search for contacts search for a library. The pieces included range from classic essays by leading contemporary thinkers such as rawls, raz and singer. Civil disobedience in focus 1st edition hugo adam bedau.
Civil disobedients have chosen a variety of different illegal acts. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading civil disobedience in focus philosophers. By presenting classic and current philosophical reflections on the issues, this book presents all the basic materials needed for a philosophical assessment. Christian bay, john rawls, rex martin, joseph betz, w. Letter from birmingham city jail martin luther king, jr. An assessment of the philosophical arguments on the issues surrounding civil disobedience. It may be confined to breaking only particular laws which are considered unjust, as in the civil rights movement in the usa in the 1960s.913 1125 873 671 917 1435 1366 871 675 1338 1241 1301 659 8 1073 1023 834 309 682 1500 653 1054 841 359 434 1093 920 80